After Being Open For 54 Years Blue City’s only Denny’s to Shut Down Over Crime

In the heart of the once-bustling city of Oakland, California, the perfect example of what happens when Democrats are allowed to run things for generations is unfolding as even the most resilient businesses fall victim to rampant crime.

The latest casualty is the city’s only remaining Denny’s, a 54-year-old institution that has been part of the community for generations.

Oakland’s struggles with crime have been well-documented, with a sharp increase in robberies, burglaries, and motor vehicle thefts in 2023 which came after the city reduced funding for the local police department.

This alarming trend has forced businesses to reevaluate their presence in the city.

The closure of a nearby In-N-Out due to car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies, as well as the shuttering of a Starbucks and the restricted operations of a Raising Cane’s, serve as illustrations of the challenges faced by businesses in the area.

Oakland’s neighboring city of San Francisco has also experienced a similar exodus of retailers due to skyrocketing crime rates and diminishing returns.

This widespread issue underscores the urgency for city officials to take decisive action to combat crime and restore a sense of safety and security for residents and businesses alike.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao has acknowledged the severity of the situation, condemning the criminal organizations that continue to wreak havoc on the city.

She has pledged to work with regional and state leaders to protect the city’s tourist gateway and has already taken steps to increase police presence in the Hegenberger Corridor.

While the increased police presence is a step in the right direction, it is evident that much more needs to be done to reverse the trend of businesses fleeing the city.

A comprehensive strategy that addresses the root causes of crime and fosters a safer environment for businesses and residents alike is essential.

Unless blue cities like Oakland once again embrace law enforcement and take a firm stand on crime, their cities will continue to decay as more and more businesses and people leave.

The closure of the city’s last remaining Denny’s serves as a reminder of the urgency of the situation.

It is now up to city officials to demonstrate the political will and determination to turn the tide and restore Oakland to its former glory.